MicroPort Profemur Hip Settlements

A number of product liability claims have been filed since MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc. recalled certain Profemur Modular-Neck Hip components in November 2015. While there is no guarantee that any of these cases will produce MicroPort Profemur Hip settlements, plaintiffs could be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other injury-related damages.

Would I qualify For a Smith & Nephew Hip Settlement?

The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating legal claims involving the modular neck fractures associated with the MicroPort Profemur hip recall. Such an occurrence can result in:

  • Neurovascular damage
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Death

Our Firm has helped hundreds of individuals obtain compensation for complications related to defective hip implants. To learn more about the legal options available to MicroPort Profemur recipients, please contact our office by calling (888) 994-5118.

MicroPort Profemur Recall

The MicroPort Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System is a modular hip replacement designed to be used in minimally-invasive surgery. MicroPort began manufacturing the Profemur Modular-Neck System in 2013, after it obtained the franchise as part of it acquisition of Wright Medical Group’s OrthoRecon business.

In August 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I medical device recall for Profemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck components, which are used to connect the hip’s femoral stem to its femoral head. A Class I recall indicates that a medical device may cause serious injury or death. According to the FDA, data suggested that the component involved in the MicroPort hip recall was associated with a fracture rate of 0.286%, which is higher than expected.

Nearly 11,000 MicroPort Profemur components were included in the recall action.  There have been at least 28 reports of fractures associated with the affected implants.

MicroPort Profemur Lawsuits

By September 25, 2016, two MicroPort Profemur lawsuits involving recalled devices had been filed U.S. courts, while five were pending in courts outside of the country. All alleged personal injuries resulting from the fracture of a cobalt chrome modular neck. However, no MicroPort Profemur Hip settlements have been reported in any of these cases.

It is impossible to predict how these or any similar claims filed in the future will conclude. However, plaintiffs who successfully pursue a MicroPort Profemur lawsuit may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills for revision surgery, other treatments
  • Lost Wages
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain & suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress

Bernstein Liebhard LLP offers free, no –obligation legal reviews to individuals who allegedly experienced a MicroPort Profemur fracture. Please call (888) 994-5118 to discuss your potential case with a member of our legal team.

  1. MicroPort ( 2015) “Voluntary Announcement – Voluntary Recall of Modulra Neck Part” http://www.microport.com.cn/en/attach/investor_pic/investors/announcements/15072708_PAe10Aug2255.pdf
  2. FDA ( 2015) “MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., PROFEMUR Neck Varus/Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254” http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm465501.htm
  3. Wright Medical Group (2016) “Form 10-Q” https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1492658/000149265816000039/a10qwmgi-9252016.htm
Last Modified: January 13, 2017

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